30-10-20: The role of Experts in Construction and Engineering Claims and Disputes
The course will be delivered by practising Experts who will help attendees understand better the roles of both Delay and Quantum Experts and, through their experience and real-life examples, how the role of the Expert is viewed by Tribunals, and where the Expert’s duty of care lies. Attendees will also be guided through the common pitfalls Experts often encounter in their day-to-day work with clients, the importance of providing Experts with the data and information they require, and why the Expert Determination alternative dispute resolution procedure is gaining more traction in the industry. The course will round-up with an overview of how insurance policies may play their part as a way of seeking compensation in relation to construction and engineering dispute events.
The course will also guide you through the Expert appointment process, the information which is usually required before an Expert is appointed, and the extent of the work delivered by the Expert during a formal dispute resolution process. This knowledge will equip you with the tools required to approach an Expert, negotiate their appointment, and will set the bar on the expectations you should have from an Expert, once appointed.
Each topic is broken down into a 30-minute online presentation, 10-minute case study and 20-minute Q&A.
Sessions are 1-hour long, will run from
26 April 2022 – 16:00-17:00 GMT
10 May 2022 – 16:00-17:00 GMT
17 May 2022 – 16:00-17:00 GMT
24 May 2022- 16:00-17:00 GMT
31 May 2022- 16:00-17:00 GMT
7 June 2022 -16:00-17:00 GMT
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By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Better appreciate the boundaries of the Experts’ roles and responsibilities.
- Be able to guide your team to better serve the needs of the appointed Expert in preparing his/her Expert Reports.
- Be aware of where an Expert’s duty of care lies in formal dispute proceedings, and how this impacts an Expert’s approach to his/her Reports and cross-examination.
- Be able to determine whether an Expert Determination process, is a more flexible and cost-efficient environment for resolving a particular dispute.
- Learn how insurance policies might help in obtaining compensation for dispute events.
The course is applicable to construction and engineering professionals in mid-to-senior level position from a cross section of sectors, and who are involved in contract administration and dispute management, as well as legal counsel and paralegals who often use Expert Reports to manage their disputes.
Each module is structured as follows:
- 30 minutes presentation of the topic.
- 10 minutes review of a case study.
- 20 minutes question and answer session.
The course will be delivered over 6 consecutive weeks.
The course will cover:
- The roles and duties of Expert Witnesses – the things you should know
- The role of a Delay Expert in dispute resolution
- The role of a Quantum Expert in dispute resolution
- The role of the Expert Determiner in construction disputes – a viable alternative to arbitration?
- Management of the Expert Stage in construction litigation before the UAE courts
- Types of insurance used in the construction industry in the Middle East
In this 30-10-20 course there is no formal assessment, but each attendee will be expected to participate in on-line polls and will be encouraged to contribute their experiences to the discussions through Q&A.